Malangsi Fishtival aims for Guinness slot

BAYAMBANG—Another municipality in Pangasinan is gunning for a Guinness Book of World Records’ longest barbecue grill through its Malangsi Fishtival (fresh water fish festival) in April.

“The goal is not only to put Bayambang in the world map but to further show what the province can offer,” said Mayor Ricardo Camacho.

The town plans to have a more than seven-kilometer long grill to break the current six-kilometer record set by Turkey.

The Malangsi Fishtival, started in 2009, is in line with the celebration of the town’s 400th anniversary on April 5, 2014.

Other events lined up for the celebration include the Search for the Most Distinguished Bayambangueno, an annual event geared at recognizing outstanding citizens of the town in different fields of expertise; street dancing; and the construction of historical landmarks including a P1-million bronze statue of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo.

Aguinaldo, the first president of the Philippines as a republic, designated Bayambang as Pangasinan’s capital, the seat of the short-lived Philippine Republic in 1899.

Other towns that have successfully vied for a Guinness record include Dagupan with its bangus grill and Sto. Tomas with its corn grill.–Johanne R. Macob

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